London - England and Middlesex seamer Toby Roland-Jones has
been ruled out for the rest of the 2018 season after suffering a recurrence of
a stress fracture to his back, the county announced on Thursday.
The 30-year-old made an impressive start to his international
career last year, taking 17 wickets in four Tests against South Africa and the
West Indies at an average of 19.64.
Roland-Jones suffered soreness in his back during the recent
game at Derbyshire, which ruled him out of bowling in the second half of the
match. Scans confirmed a recurrence of the stress fracture he suffered in
"Everybody at the club is devastated for Toby and our
immediate thoughts are with him, and that he makes a full recovery," said
Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser.
"I know how frustrating it can be to miss a summer of
cricket through injury, having been through this myself on two occasions. The
ray of light is that you do recover and you do come back stronger and even more